For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.
God said to the prophet Jeremiah, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you.” It is the same with us. God designed you. He knows what’s on your heart. He knows how many hairs are on your head. He knows you and He loves you and if you are a believer, that’s because He chose you. (And if you’re not a believer, but you feel God tugging at your heart, then that means He chose you too!)
He chose you to be holy and blameless. Now, we’ve all made mistakes. We’ve all done things that have hurt ourselves or others, so we’re not blameless. That’s why we need Jesus, who makes us holy in God’s sight. Because, in LOVE, God predestined us to be adopted through Jesus Christ. The love of Jesus makes us God’s adopted children. The love of Jesus makes us holy and blameless. And all of this is done according to God’s will and with his pleasure!
Now, you can listen to people sing “Jesus Loves Me” until you grow deaf and still not believe it. That’s because this love is a gift, and you need to receive it. You need to open yourself up to this love. Then, once you feel it, you will realize it’s unlike any other thing you’ve ever felt. It is the love of your Creator, and once you’ve accepted it, nothing can come between you and it.
God created you. God is God. He wouldn’t spend time crafting a completely unique soul if that person did not matter to Him. You do matter. He loves you. All you have to do it is let the love in.
Lord I want to feel your love. I open up my heart and welcome your love. Please let me feel your presence. Please help me live my life the way that you, my Creator, designed me to live it. Amen.
Robert Moment is a life coach, speaker and author of several life-changing books including, Christian Youth: Its Cool to Believe in God for Love, Acceptance, Friendship , Protection and Direction. Robert loves people and enjoys helping them. Robert specializes in maximizing human potential for happiness, purpose and success. Visit http://www.AChristianYouth.com and sign-up for the FREE 5 Day e-Course titled, Christian Youth: Be Inspired to Live for God.